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Foundation 51 Announces Spring Grants

posted May 17, 2017, 10:37 AM by Tammy Tarling

Foundation 51 is pleased to announce the following grants have been awarded for the Spring 2017 grant cycle. These grants total just over $8,000 and will benefit students in all three of our schools.

·         BREAKOUT – MIW, Funding from this grant will go towards the purchase of 2 Breakout kits. (Similar to the “Escape Room,”) Students will work on teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving.

·         Breakout in Modern Language – GMS & GHS, Purchase materials to set up a Breakout Boxes to use in Modern Language classrooms. These boxes will be used to implement "Breakout" experiences in the target languages in which the students will have to work together to solve a series of problems using the clues given.

·         Enhancing Edison Robots  GMS, Lego set enhancement to the Edison Robotics Kits.

·         Family Math Night- MIW, Seminar and “Math Night Kit” for community session.

·         Green Screens & Microphones- GMS, The purchase of green screens and microphones to provide additional "studio space" for students to make projects.

·         GMS Robotics Team – GMS, Robotics kit for the middle school     

·         Promoting Social Connections Through Cooperative Games – MIW, Purchase of cooperative board games for BASE room students to help them connect with regular education peers without the anxiety of winning or losing the game alone.

·         Hardy Girls Healthy Women Workshop- GMS, This 4 class workshop for 7th grade students will dovetail with the Boys to Men workshop.

·         HS Math Breakout- GHS, The purchase of breakout game kits for high school math students.

·         Maine Author Encourages Young Writers- GMS, A visit from Jennifer Jacobson in conjunction with her reading of novel, Paper Things.

·         Math Proficiency Through Consumer Math Curriculum- GHS, Math program to teach basic math skills through new curriculum.


Foundation 51 is a volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide independent funding to promote innovative student development in MSAD51. Over the past 18 years, we have awarded over $500,000 in grant funds.

The fall grant deadline is October 7, 2017. Please check out our website for additional information about the grant application process.

Tammy Tarling